Update from Wyeth: CFRI Research Leadership Council
Over the past months, work has been continuing on defining a new model for CFRI’s scientific structure. Over the next few weeks, I will be providing a series of updates about key decisions and processes. This first announcement pertains to the creation of a key research leadership body.
I am delighted to announce that a new body called the CFRI Research Leadership Council will be established to help make and implement decisions for our research community. More…
Does Canada’s new anti-spam legislation affect you?
The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into force on July 1, 2014 and affects how groups – including hospitals and universities – communicate using electronic messages such as email and text messages. One of the world’s most stringent anti-spam laws, CASL aims to control spam by prohibiting the sending of commercial electronic messages without the recipient’s consent.
Running a marathon is usually a challenge only the fittest athletes are willing to take on, but Miracle Marathon is a marathon that anyone can complete. Participants at any fitness level get to the finish line by taking it one mile at a time.
Work started last week to separate Shaughnessy A wing from B wing on all floors beginning with the 4th floor and working down. Crews will start by removing the tar and gravel roof and will then spend approximately four days cutting the concerete on each floor to make a one metre gap between the building. This work is expected to take three to four weeks.
Keep cool this summer
Due to dust from demolition and construction, all windows facing the construction zone and all patios at BC Children’s and BC Women’s must remain closed until the work is complete.
In the absence of open windows and patios, here are some ways to keep cool this summer:
Dr. Bonnie Henry, interim executive medical director of the BC Centre for Disease Control, is leaving PHSA to take on the role of deputy provincial health officer at the Ministry of Health. More on PHSA POD…
Sandra MacKay was appointed General Counsel, Chief Freedom of Information & Privacy Officer, PHSA. Sandra’s portfolio will include legal services, Enterprise Risk Management, Communications and Freedom of Information and Privacy.
Nancy Kotani has resigned from her role as Vice-President of Inter Hospital Services for BC Children’s and BC Women’s. Nancy has taken a new position with Emergency Health Services to assist with new initiatives related to critical incidents, mental health and other strategic priorities. More…
If you are on the CFRI network, you can log on to POD by typing bcricwh\ before your CFRI user name. For a CFRI login, email email@example.com.
Important Changes to Terms & Conditions of Employment and Benefits Plans for PHSA non-contract employees
Effective January 1, 2015, PHSA, along with all BC health authorities, will be implementing changes to the Terms & Conditions of Employment and employee benefits plans for non-contract staff. More…
SPSS Statistics software now available on server
We are pleased to announce that CFRI investigators and trainees are now able to use IBM SPSS Statistics software without having to purchase an individual license. CFRI’s Clinical Research Support Unit has purchased several SPSS site licenses to be used as a shared resource. More…
Updated templates from the UBC C&W REB
The UBC C&W Research Ethics Board (REB) has published a number of updated tempates to the CFRI website including:
On Thursday, July 31, CFRI will be hosting the annual Summer Student Research Program Poster Presentations. The event starts at 10:00 a.m. in the Chieng Family Atrium and continues with the awards ceremony at 1:00 p.m. in the Chan Centre for Family Health Education.
UBC Pediatrics hosts Chinese undergrads for two-week course
The UBC Department of Pediatrics is pleased to welcome 85 Chinese science students for a unique two-week medical sciences program.
All great achievements are the product of commitment. Learn more about UBC’s nine commitments by visiting the university’s Place and Promise Plan, reviewing the full annual report for progress and metrics, and exploring our stories to see how students, faculty, staff, and alumni are bringing the commitments to life.
Runners raise over $5,000 to support children with heart disease
Congratulations to Dr. Shubhayan Sanatani, Rich Sobel, and the many BC Children’s residents and doctors who raised more than $5,000 for The Children’s Heart Network at this year’s Scotiabank Charity Challenge half marathon.
SPOR update: Support Unit business plan approved
MSFHR and the BC Ministry of Health are very pleased to announce that the business plan for BC’s SPOR (Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research) Support Unit has been approved by the project’s Interim Governing Council. More…
New TDG refresher course
UBC Risk Management services is offering a Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG 6.2) refresher training session on July 31. This refresher is necessary for anyone with expired certification for anyone shipping materials associated with bio-medical labs. More…
UBC Office of the President updates
Earlier this week, the UBC Office of the President announced the appointment of three new staff members:
CFRI conducts discovery, translational and clinical research to benefit the health of children and their families. CFRI is supported by BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and works in close partnership with the University of British Columbia, BC Children’s Hospital, and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (agencies of the Provincial Health Services Authority). For more information, visit www.cfri.ca.